Official Calls for Launching PTA between Iran, Iraq – Econo…

Speaking at a conference on strategies for the development of sustainable trade between Iran and Iraq in the 2025 Vision on Tuesday, Jahanbakhsh Sanjabi Shirazi put the current balance of Iran’s trade with neighboring Iraq at $10 billion, 95 percent of which is in the interest of the Islamic Republic.

Iran enjoys the potential and capabilities to have strnger presence in the lucrative Iraqi market, he said.

Sanjabi Shirazi further noted that a PTA should be launched between Iran and Iraq to spur trade and economic activities.

Earlier, Chairman of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce Yahya Al-e Es’hagh said that Iran and Iraq have targeted $20 billion in bilateral trade.

The two countries enjoy high potentials in all fields, especially in the fields of trade and economy to boost their trade value to $20 billion in the coming year, he emphasized.

Iraq will become the main country in the region in the field of investment within the next 10 years, Al-e Es’hagh said, calling on Iranian investors to make huge investments in the lucrative and profitable Iraqi market.

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